Veggie Shepherd’s Pie from Chef Tom Allbrook

Ingredients: 1x Sweet potato (Large) 1x Normal potato (Large) 2x Banana shallot 3x Smoked garlic gloves 1x Tin flageolet beans 1x Small tin butter beans 1x Tin Italian plum tomatoes 1x Veg stock cube 1x Pinch of dried chilli flakes 1x Tsp. Smoked paprika Salt & Pepper to taste 50g feta 70g gruyere cheese 30g butter Method: Peel the sweet and normal potato and chop … Continue reading Veggie Shepherd’s Pie from Chef Tom Allbrook

The Samuel Jones, Quayside

Modern refurbished pub restaurant with amazing views across the Exe and good food… The Samuel Jones, 37 Commercial Road, Exeter, EX2 4AE – 01392 345345 Ah, the Quay. Nothing better than finding a nice spot, dangling your legs over the side and letting the swans nibble your toes whilst you sip on a cool beer.  It is definitely one of the nicest spots in the city, … Continue reading The Samuel Jones, Quayside

Cuba Cantina, Gandy Street -by Lauren Heath

15 Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS. Tel: 01392 425200  https://www.facebook.com/cubacantina/ Considering I work 3 doors down from this new foodie venture, I’m not quite sure why it’s taken me this long to eat in there.  I have had a few nosey’s, and walking past it every lunch time I’m pleased to say others have happily wandered in more easily. Perhaps it is because I lunch alone … Continue reading Cuba Cantina, Gandy Street -by Lauren Heath

Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

I am chuffed to bits to be able to present a series of recipes from the talented North Devon based Chef Tom Allbrook from HornBrook Kitchen who will be offering a ‘recipe of the week’. HornBrook Kitchen is a new venture that is set to take the Devon food scene by storm! They love vegetarian and smokey foods, and I can’t wait to see what … Continue reading Broadbean Pea & Courgette Crostini’s from Chef Tom Allbrook

The Boat House, Dawlish Warren

The Boat House, Beach Way, Dawlish Warren, Devon EX7 0NF – 01626 888 899 In the world of eating out, dining out and finding somewhere to eat in Exeter, Dawlish Warren doesn’t really jump to the forefront of my mind.  The Mount Pleasant Inn which overlooks the Warren is quite nice, a pub/restaurant with nice views of the surrounding seafront and over to Exmouth.  But below, within this view you … Continue reading The Boat House, Dawlish Warren

10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Boom Kitchen®  www.boomkitchen.co.uk f: /boomkitchen  t: @boomrevolution  m: 07894586536 Our awareness of Boom Kitchen® came about during one of our many food event visits. We both love curries and make them from scratch occasionally at home, but no one can deny that it is easier to keep a sauce in the cupboard. What initially caught our eye was the Lady Naga kit as my husband … Continue reading 10 Questions: Boom Kitchen® by Lauren Heath

Back for 2016: South West Chef of The Year

Non watermarked images courtesy of South West Chef Of The Year. The prestigious South West Chef of the Year competition is back and open for entries.  Last year I had the honour of being invited to watch some of the region’s finest chefs produce some staggeringly wonderful food in the heat of the kitchens state-of-the-art facilities at Exeter College.  More details are available here on … Continue reading Back for 2016: South West Chef of The Year

Marco’s New York Italian – by Lauren Heath

Clyst Honiton, Exeter EX5 2LJ – @marcosexeter – 01392 348111  On the east side of Exeter, off a lane at the back of the airport, lies a hotel in a convenient location for travellers. Beside said hotel is a restaurant which, in my opinion, is conveniently located for locals. With easy access by car off the M5, A30, surrounding villages that lie east of the city and with … Continue reading Marco’s New York Italian – by Lauren Heath